Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School and the B.
Kenneth Simon Chair in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute. His research focuses on
constitutional law, property law, democratic theory, federalism, and migration rights. He is the
author of Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom; Democracy and Political
Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter; and The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New
London and the Limits of Eminent Domain and co-author of A Conspiracy Against Obamacare:
The Volokh Conspiracy and the Health Care Case.